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UN Special Envoy: This Opportunity to Unite Cyprus May Be the Best One We Have

Now there is a moment of opportunity, a window of opportunity that has to be used not only to get to any deal but get to a good deal, and this opportunity may be the best one we have,...

European Commission President and UN Special Advisor on Cyprus Hold 'Very Productive Meeting'

European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker and UN Special Advisor on Cyprus Espen Barth Eide discussed the progress in the UN-led talks for a Cyprus settlement. The two met during breakfast, ahead of Juncker's meetings on the island on the first...

Cyprus Talks Resume

UN-led talks aiming to find a political settlement to reunite Cyprus, divided since the 1974 Turkish invasion, resumed this morning in the UN protected area, at the now defunct Nicosia International Airport. This is the first meeting between Cypriot President Nicos Anastasiades...

Cypriot Parliament President: Akinci's Election a Positive Development

The President of the Cypriot House of Representatives Yiannakis Omirou has welcomed earlier today the election of Mustafa Akinci as the new leader of the Turkish-Cypriot community. As he said, the election of the new leader of the Turkish-occupied Cypriot territories is...

Anastasiades: We Have the Will and Determination to Reach a Solution Over Cyprus Problem

Cypriot President Nicos Anastasiades highlighted that the prospects to resume talks on the Cyprus problem are being created. As he noted, the dialogue between the Greek-Cypriot side and the Turkish-Cypriot community must be free from threats and blackmail, while adding that the Republic of Cyprus...

President Anastasiades to Visit Athens on Friday Ahead of Resuming Cyprus Talks

The President of the Republic of Cyprus, Nicos Anastasiades, is scheduled to travel to Athens on Friday, April 17, in order to brief the country's political leadership ahead of the scheduled resumption of the United Nations-Backed bicommunal talks "in one of...

Eide: Good and Forward-looking Meetings With Negotiators

UN Secretary General's Special Adviser on Cyprus Espen Barth Eide has said that he had good and forward-looking meetings on Wednesday with the negotiators of the two sides in Cyprus, Greek Cypriot Andreas Mavroyiannis and Turkish Cypriot Olgun Ergun. “Good,...

Talks on Cyprus Problem to Resume After Illegal Elections in the Occupied Areas

Negotiations for the Cyprus problem settlement will resume after the illegal elections will be held in the island's Turkish-occupied areas, United Nations Secretary General Special Advisor on Cyprus Espen Barth Eide announced. Addressing journalists during a press conference at the UN-protected area in Nicosia, Eide...

Cypriot Parliament President: US and UK Reactions to President Anastasiades' Visit to Russia Unjustified

Cypriot Parliament President Yannakis Omirou commented on the reaction of both the United States and the United Kingdom regarding President Nicos Anastasiades' latest official visit to Russia, where he held talks with his counterpart Vladimir Putin, signing a number...

UN Secretary General Special Adviser on Cyprus to Visit Island on March 16

United Nations Secretary General Adviser on Cyprus Espen Barth Eide is scheduled to visit the island on March 16-18 in order to hold meetings with both the Republic of Cyprus officials and representatives of the illegal Turkish-Cypriot entity. The...